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Spring MVC Beginner’s Guide by Amuthan G

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Time for action – installing the Maven build tool

Many build tools are available for building a Java project. We are going to use Maven 3.2.1 as our build tool. Let's take a look at how we can install Maven:

  1. Go to Maven's download page by entering the following URL on your browser:

    http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi

  2. Click on the apache-maven-3.2.1-bin.zip download link, and start the download.
  3. Once the download is finished, go to the downloaded directory and extract the .zip file into a convenient directory of your choice.
  4. Now we need to create one more environment variable, called M2_HOME, in a way that is similar to the way in which we created JAVA_HOME. Enter the extracted Maven zip directory's path as the value for the M2_HOME environment variable. ...

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